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Chicago Pizza Tour

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$60
Enjoy Chicago's only bus guided neighborhood pizza tour.  Eat like a local as you travel off the beaten path into Chicago neighborhoods to savor the best pizza.  Your local guide will teach you the science behind ingredient selection and baking as you sample slices from historic pizzerias.  In just a few hours, you'll leave stuffed, and with an understanding of why pizza is such an important part of Chicago's culture.

Delivering a taste of Chicago's renowned pizza legacy, you can expect to meet your local tour guide at a significant pizzeria in the downtown area.  Start by hearing the history of Chicago deep dish while sampling a slice from one of the best purveyors of the style.  Next, our bus will pick up the group and drive you through various neighborhoods to explore the local pizza scene.  Your guide will share local insights into Chicago's unique pizza-making culture and history.  After visiting four pizzerias, you'll head back to your original departure point in downtown Chicago stuffed full of pizza and stories.  Just about everyone loves pizza, so you can always expect a diverse group of travelers and locals to share your pizza experience with.

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Chicago Odyssey Dinner Cruise

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$102
Expect the exceptional on this 2.5-3 hour premier Chicago dinner cruise experience. Newly renovated, this luxury vessel features a newly furnished rooftop lounge, posh atmosphere and stylish interior. Relish a 3-course plated meal with celebrity-chef inspired dishes prepared from fresh ingredients right on-board. Dance the night away to DJ entertainment or simply relax in the elegant ambiance and admire unmatched views of the world-famous Chicago skyline as you glide along the shores of Lake Michigan.

For an experience that begins well before the cruise departs, arrive early dressed in your most festive attire. Enjoy the electric atmosphere of Navy Pier, alive with wandering entertainers and remarkable views that offer a taste of the experience to come.

The Captain and crew will greet you as you step aboard, and the ship's photographer will record the moment for your party. Once on deck, your host will greet you and escort you to your private table, where your wait staff will introduce themselves and give you the opportunity to decide how you'd like them to pace your service. From the three climate-controlled dining decks to the Observation deck, the dinner cruise offers a unique setting with understated Art Deco accents, reminiscent of the classic ocean liners. Be sure to visit the Captain's bridge, open to all passengers throughout most of the cruise.

A celebrity-chef inspired menu of seasonal hors d'oeuvres, entrées, accompaniments and desserts is freshly prepared onboard daily, Complement your sumptuous meal with a drink from the new full service bar featuring an expanded microbrew selection, creative new cocktails and a refreshed wine list (own expense). DJ entertainment will set the mood for an unforgettable evening on the water. Dance to everything from classic jazz to contemporary favorites.

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise
In the summer months, upgrade your Chicago Dinner Cruise experience to include a spectacular fireworks display on Wednesdays, Saturdays and select Thursday's and Fridays. You will observe the show from the decks of the ship and see the magnificent sky lit up at night.

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Tommy Gun's Garage Dinner and Show

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$67

Welcome to the only speakeasy dinner show in Chicago Tommy Gun's Garage! Just say the password and you'll be transported back to the roaring twenties. You'll be entertained by gangsters and flappers, dancing the Charleston to the music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin. It's a night out in Chicago you'll never forget!

Entering Tommy Gun's Garage through the "El" tracks, you'll swear you've time traveled back to the 1920s and the era of speakeasies! You'll see silent movies playing, memorabilia from the 1920s, the Boss's 1928 Model A Ford car, a replica of the wall from the St. Valentines Day Massacre and pictures of gangsters and coppers from those times.

The "Mugs" and "Molls" dance and sing to Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more ... All played by Chicago's Sinfully Orchestra.

After a great dinner of pasta, steak, fish or chicken, join "Vito", "Gloves", the "Mugs" and the "Molls" for non-stop comedy and dangerous fun, as they entertain you with singing, dancing, and a LOT of audience participation!

You'll be raided by the cops, complete with raid sirens and flashing lights. Perhaps you'll even be pulled up onstage to perform a hilarious sobriety test given by Officer Murphy, and be "interviewed" by Vito!

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Spirit of Chicago Sunset Dinner Cruise with Buffet

Food Tours Chicago
$109
Celebrate a night out in Chicago with dinner, dancing and sightseeing aboard a three-hour luxury cruise on Lake Michigan. Glimpse top Chicago attractions like Navy Pier, Soldier Field and more while you dine on a lavish, all-you-can-eat buffet! See spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and a live DJ spinning your favorite songs.

This Chicago sunset dinner cruise is a fun and unique way to see some of the Windy City's famous landmarks. Enjoy drinks on the deck of a sleek, sophisticated cruiser, as the downtown Chicago skyline lights up when the sun sets.

You'll be treated to a sumptuous all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with a carving station. As you enjoy your meal in the elegant setting of the ship's dining room, you'll be entertained by the colorful characters of the ship's cabaret. After dinner, the dance floor heats up as a top Chicago DJ spins your favorite songs.

You'll be enchanted by the nighttime backdrop of the illuminated Chicago skyline - be sure to bring your camera! This 3-hour Chicago dinner cruise is an excellent prelude to a night on the town.

Chicago Fireworks Dinner Cruise
In the summer months, upgrade your Chicago Dinner Cruise experience to include a spectacular fireworks display on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You will observe the show from the decks of the ship and see the magnificent sky lit up at night.

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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Wicker Park and Bucktown

Food Tours Chicago
$50
Let your local guide lead you through the streets of Wicker Park and Bucktown as you search for authentic and local cuisine at several different cafes and restaurants. You'll taste the foods that have made Chicago famous, such as the classic Italian beef, as you tour a local brewpub, pastry shop and more! All tastings are included and the small-group atmosphere with maximum 16 people will ensure a more personal experience.

Dive into Chicago's culinary scene with a local guide who will take you to six of Wicker Park and Bucktown's delicious local eateries. You'll also get an insider's look at the architecture and history that fills the tree-lined streets of these two neighborhoods. Find out what makes locals constantly return to these gourmet hot spots.

During the tour, you will make stops at the following locations:

  • Jay's Beef: Serving the greater Chicagoland area since 1976, using a third-generation Italian Beef recipe
  • Hot Chocolate: Chicago's top-ranked pastry & dessert restaurant
  • Sultan's Market: Middle-Eastern food restaurant
  • Piece: Thin crust pizzeria and award-winning "brewpub"
  • Stan's Donuts: California-style gourmet, fresh donuts in dozens of flavors and types (established 1963)

If you have food allergies, please specify at the time of checkout in the 'special requirements' field. Thank you

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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Chinatown

Food Tours Chicago
$60
Sample traditional Chinese flavors on this three-hour walking tour through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America. Your local guide navigates you through the winding roads to find the best in Hong Kong style, Szechuan style, Mandarin style and more! All tastings are included in the price, and you will undoubtedly eat enough to fill you up for lunch. Price includes tastings at five different restaurants. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.

Follow your guide through one of the oldest Chinatown neighborhoods in America, and treat your taste buds to delicious Chinese cuisine. Your local guide will lead you to five different gourmet hot spots where all tastings are included. Along the way, from each location to the next, your tour turns into a culture and history lesson. This small group walking tour has a 12-person maximum, providing a more personal experience.
On your walking tour of Chicago's Chinatown, expect to visit the following locations or similar:

  • Triple Crown: Canton cuisine and Hong Kong-style dim sum restaurant
  • Lao Sze Chuan: America's premiere Sze Chuan style cuisine and family restaurant
  • Chiu Quon Bakery: Hong Kong-style Chinese bakery featuring sweet and savory buns, Moon cakes and cookies (established 1986)
  • Saint Anna Bakery: Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and pastries
  • BBQ King House: Chinatown's favorite Hong Kong-style BBQ

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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Gold Coast and Old Town

Food Tours Chicago
$60
Discover Chicago's culinary side on this three-hour walking tour to taste the delicious flavors of the Gold Coast and Old Town. Along the way, your guide will show you the history and architecture in these culture-rich neighborhoods, just north of the downtown area. After stops at seven quintessential Chicago restaurants in these two neighborhoods, you'll feel like a real Chicagoan! The tour operates with a maximum of 18 people, ensuring you'll receive personal attention from your expert guide. Tastings at 7 different locations is included.

Savor the flavors of Chicago's Gold Coast and Old Town neighborhoods on this three-hour walking food tour. Between tastings at seven different locations, your guide will have you feeling like a local as you walk down the tree-lined streets and learn about the history, culture and architecture of the "Windy City." Your walk takes you to locations that include a Japanese restaurant, Polish bakery, and more!
Sample tasting locations:

  • The Spice House: Hand-prepared spices and seasonings
  • La Fournette: Authentic French pastry and bakery store
  • Old Town Oil: Aged balsamic vinegars and 100% extra virgin olive oils
  • Tea Gschwendner: Leading specialty tea merchant
  • The Fudge Pot: Chicago's oldest chocolate confectioner and fudge shop
  • Kamehachi Old Town: Chicago's first Japanese-style restaurant, sake cafe and sushi bar

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Chicago Pizza and Beer Tour

Food Tours Chicago
$80
Enjoy Chicago's evening pizza scene like a VIP! Our team of guides and drivers make sure all you need to do is have fun.  Our bus guided evening Pizza & Drinking tour is the perfect way to explore Chicago through the eyes of local food and drink.  Visit 3 top rated pizzerias to sample full slices of varying styles and pair with a craft beer or wine.  Save room for dessert at the end.

Meet your local guide in a historic Pizza Pub in Chicago's downtown Loop to begin your fun pizza-tasting tour. You'll start out with deep dish and thin crust taverns style pizza to start.  Travel by comfortable mini-coach through Chicago neighborhoods sampling full slices from three top rated pizzerias.

Relax and mingle with locals as you indulge in Chicago's famous pizza. You'll have a total of five slices, with types ranging from thin crust to deep dish. Pair each slice with some cold beer or a glass of wine, your choice!

The exact itinerary is subject to change, but you may visit Exchequer for pub style thin crust and deep dish pan pizza, Pizzeria Serio in Lakeview for wood fired artisanal style pizza, and Labriola Bakery on the Magnificent Mile for both deep dish pan style and tavern style thin crust.  Save room for Stan's Donuts at the conclusion.

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Chocolate Tour Of Chicago

Food Tours Chicago
$50
Come join your expert tour guide for a delightful 2,5 hour stroll through some of the Chicago's most decadent dessert boutiques and chocolatiers along the Magnificent Mile on the Chocolate Tour of Chicago! With skip the line access, all chocolate tastings are included. 

    The chocolate industry is a steadily growing, $50 billion-a-year worldwide business! Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially fermented seeds of the cacao tree. Roughly two-thirds of the entire world's cocoa is produced in West Africa, with 43% sourced from Ivory Coast. The earliest evidence of use traces to the Mokaya (Mexico and Guatemala), with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back to 1900 BC. From ancient aztec recipes to post modern takes on the dark stuff, from a World's Fair winning praline to gold infused valrhona cupcakes, The Chocolate Tour of Chicago will take you to chocolate paradise and beyond...chocoholics everywhere will love this tour!

    CHOCOLATE TOUR OF CHICAGO ITINERARY

    • Chicago Chocolatiers Each tour visits the best Chicago chocolatiers, with tastings and specials at each. We can't tell you which ones we visit until the day of the tour, but they're all great! (Trust us, we've done our research...)
    • Chocolate History Where does chocolate come from? Why do we all love it? Is it healthy? Find out the answers to these and other questions about the dark stuff
    • Chicago Architecture Work off your sugar rush sightseeing the magnificent Chicago skyline
    LANDMARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
    • Chicago Architecture
    • Chocolatiers & Patisseries
    • History of Chocolate
    • Chicago River

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    2.5-Hour Cupcake Tour Of Chicago

    Food Tours Chicago
    $25
    Perfectly formed. Lovely to look at. Delicious to eat. Elaborate, sweet, and often decadent, cupcakes are delightful treats that spark the inner child within us. The Cupcake Tour of Chicago frequents the finest culinary artisans and dessert boutiques along the Magnificent Mile to bring the heavenly experience of these sinfully good confections straight to your salivating tastebuds! Prepare to yum on the Cupcake Tour of Chicago! With skip the line access, all cupcakes are included. 

    This 2.5 hour tour is a walking tour that includes entrance fees, cupcake tasting and a professional guide.

        CUPCAKE TOUR OF CHICAGO ITINERARY
        • West Town Bakery Named Chicago's best cupcake by City search, executive chef Chris Teixeira uses only the finest, freshest ingredients for his artisanal treats
        • Sacred GroundsThis gourmet coffee roaster and bakeshop's dazzling array of rotating flavors will have you coming back time and time again!
        • L' Appetito The first and best Italian deli in Chicago. While strictly a cupcake tour, we couldn't overlook the amazing gelato on offer at L'Appetito, when you try it you'll understand
        • Sprinkles Progenitor of the gourmet cupcake craze, Candace Nelson's chocolate cupcakes are, as you'd expect, delicious!
        • More Cupcakes The cupcake is an all-American dessert creation, and these are Chicago's finest. You'll taste two cupcakes here, including their uniquely delicious savory BLT cupcake!
      LANDMARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
      • Wrigley Building
      • Magnificent Mile
      • Water Tower Place
      • John Hancock Center
      • Chicago River

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      Riverwalk Food Tour Of Chicago

      Food Tours Chicago
      $50
      The Chicago River cuts through downtown Chicago, veering skyward on either bank are the great edifices of American architecture, and at their feet some damn good food spots! These architectural giants form the perfect photogenic backdrop to munch on some of the tastiest Chicago morsels as we regal the building of mighty Chicago on Chicago Riverwalk Food Tour.

              Chicago is the birthplace of the skyscraper and home to one of the world's most recognizable skylines. The Chicago skyline features prominent buildings in a variety of styles by many important architects. Since most buildings within the downtown area were destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 (the most famous exception being the Water Tower), Chicago buildings are noted for their originality rather than their antiquity. 
                CHICAGO RIVERWALK FOOD TOUR ITINERARY
          • Architecture Learn about the so-called "Chicago seven"
          • Food The best food in Chicago so say you!
          • Chicago History From the Great Fire to the Great Massacre and more
          CHICAGO LANDMARKS AND ATTRACTIONS
          • Chicago Skyline
          • Chicago River History
          • Culinary histories

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          Italian Food Tour Of Chicago

          Food Tours Chicago
          $50
          Chicago's culinary pedigree is, much like Chicago itself, quintessentially American. Upon further investigation, however, you'll find that many of Chicago's signature specialties derive from the cuisine of Italy. Come join your expert tour guide for a delightful stroll through the home of the Chicago Italian Beef sandwich, the original Pizzeria Uno, and much much more on the Italian Food Tour of Chicago! Prepare to mangia!

          Taste your way through Chicago's vibrant Magnificent Mile and Gold Coast on this Italian food-focused walking tour. Try mouthwatering Italian beef, homemade meatballs and marinara as well as savory rice balls.

          Meet your guide in front of Al's Italian Beef, the world-famous birthplace of the Italian beef sandwich. With the very first bite, you are certain to understand why it has been a Chicago staple for more than 60 years. Next, stop at Portillo's for the best meatball sub in the city, assembled with homemade meatballs smothered in provolone cheese and marinara sauce.

          Then stroll over to try the town's best deep-dish pizza at Uno's, the place where deep-dish began. Stroll through the wealthy Gold Coast area past the Medinah Temple, a historic landmark built by the Shriners in the early 1900s which now houses a Bloomingdale's. Meander past beautiful mansions, museums, and churches including Holy Name Cathedral, the city's main Catholic church.

          Head down the Magnificent Mile to L'Appetito for arancini, a traditional Italian delight of deep-fried rice balls filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. After all those savory foods, cleanse your palate at Bar Toma with gelato made in-house using fresh ingredients like blueberries, basil, and imported chocolate. Be sure to come back to Bar Toma for their New York-style wood fired pizza, named best in the country by Esquire and Food and Wine.

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          Tastes of Wrigleyville Walking Food Tour in Chicago

          Food Tours Chicago
          $55
          What should a visitor see and do while in Chicago? It goes without saying that the Windy City has it all; from food, history, architecture, culture and beyond, it can often be hard to decide where to start. Why not venture out of the center of town to celebrate and tantalize all of your desires and senses with a 2 hour, small-group, walking food excursion led by a professional guide through Wrigleyville? You'll enjoy three tastings at local eateries!

          The Chicago Cubbies finally broke the curse of the Billy Goat and won the World Series Championship!  Join in on the celebration by taking a 2-hour walking food tour through the streets that house the second-oldest ballpark in the majors, ivy-laden Wrigley Field.

          Ditch the peanuts and “hit a home run” by tantalizing your mind and taste buds with everything that Wrigleyville has to offer! Starting at 11am at Murphy's Bleachers, you'll be led by a professional guide who will share the sights and stories behind the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary Chicago Neighborhood. This is your chance to capture your obligatory photos in front of the famous Cubbies' marquee and Harry Caray Statue!

          Along your journey, you'll also get to enjoy some iconic foods of the field. Meeting at Murphy's Bleachers, a Wrigleyville staple for over 80 years, you'll enjoy a famous mini cheeseburger made out of fresh ground tenderloin trimmings. Indulge in a world-renown Chicago-style hot dog and find out what makes the delicious, iconic treat different from the average hot dog. Sink you teeth into a classic Italian beef sandwich that made its legendary appearance starting back in 1938.  It's safe to say this tour is a Grand Slam! Be sure to come hungry!

          You'll enjoy 3 stops and food tastings all of which are included in the ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change):

          • Wrigleyville Dogs has been serving a #1 Chicago Style Hotdog since 1992! Savor a Chicago Style Hot dog that has been “dragged through the garden” A wonderful way to start a Tastebud Food Tour, Play ball!
          • Al's Beef - You'll sink a classic Italian beef sandwich at Al's Beef. The staff has been making these famous Chicago sandwiches since 1938.
          • Murphy's Bleachers - Murphy's Bleachers has been a fixture in Wrigleyville for close to 80 years. From its post prohibition origin as Ernie's Bleachers, selling hot dogs and beer by the pail, to home of the Bleacher Bums in the 60s, it has been both a hub of the neighborhood and a haven for Cubs fans. A great way to start a food tour is having Murphy's famous mini Cheeseburger along with a side of fries!
          • Visit the exterior of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Learn about landmarks sights and stories behind the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up this legendary Wrigleyville Neighborhood. This is your chance to capture your obligatory photos in front of the famous Cubbies' marquee and iconic statues!
          The tour ends at Al's Beef at a little after 1PM.
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          Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $55
          What should a visitor see and do while in Chicago? It goes without saying that the Windy City has it all; from food, history, architecture, culture and beyond that it can often be hard to decide where to start. Why not tantalize all of your desires and senses with a 3 hour small- group walking food excursion lead by a professional guide? You'll indulge in 5-6 of Chicago's quintessential staples while feeding your mind with intriguing and rememberable tidbits along the way. Before you know it, you'll feel like a local. Make sure to come hungry, this tour offers more than enough to be considered lunch.

          Get ready to take a stroll and taste some of the best foods Chicago's downtown has to offer! The Fabulous Quintessential Culinary Tour of Chicago explores Chicago's central business district, the Loop, home to many of Chicago's famous buildings, restaurants, and Millennium Park.

          You'll enjoy 6 food tasting stops (enough for lunch) all of which are included in the ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances):

          • Pizano's Pizza has been a family tradition, serving “World famous gourmet deep dish pizza”, for over 60 years. The best in Chicago!
          • The Goddess and the Baker— Enjoy a chocolate dessert from this local bakery and cafe. Specializing in desserts all day, this unique spot also offers gourmet coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
          • The Berghoff is oldest family run-establishment in Chicago. Opening in 1898, it now serves Chicagoans, ‘tradition with a twist', as well as classic German favorites and their own line of beers. Special Note: From November 22 until January 1, the Berghoff will be replaced with the Billy Goat Tavern.
          • Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique, a cupcake shop and more unique to Chicago! Any of their confections is sure to satisfy just about any sweet tooth.
          • Taste a classic Italian beef sandwich at Al's Beef, who've been making these famous Chicago sandwiches since 1938.
          • Fannie May Chocolates has been serving Chicagoans decadent chocolates since 1920.
          • Visit the Chicago Cultural Center, home to the world's largest Tiffany glass ceiling. (Note: Chicago Cultural Center is closed for some special occasions and most holidays). Learn about landmarks like the Art Institute of Chicago, City Hall, Willis Tower, Daley Plaza and more! Get a glimpse of Chicago's famous Millennium Park and “The Bean” as we walk by.
          Be sure to come hungry!

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          Chicago Style Food Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $55
          Confused on what to see and do while in Chicago? It goes without saying that the Windy City has it all; from food, history, architecture, culture and beyond. Combine them all by tantalizing all of your senses with a 3 hour small- group walking food excursion lead by a professional guide. You'll indulge in 5-6 of Chicago's quintessential staples while feeding your mind with intriguing and memorable tidbits along the way. Before you know it, you'll feel like a local. Make sure to come hungry, this tour offers more than enough to be considered lunch.

          The Amazing Local Flavors of Chicago Food Tour experiences the beauty and history of Chicago's Gold Coast and famous Magnificent Mile while indulging in local and unique eats along the way. This professionally guided walking tour includes 6 different food tastings which provide more than enough for lunch (please be aware that restaurants/stops are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances).

          Examples of the stops on this tour are:

          • Pizano's Pizza – Experience the Chicago tradition of deep dish pizza! Pizano's is part of a family of pizza pioneers that have been serving “world famous gourmet deep dish pizza” for over 60 years.
          • Chicago Kernel - Chicago Style Popcorn that makes your stomach growl from just the smell! You might not leave with JUST your Tastebud sample!
          • More Cupcakes — These hand crafted cupcakes are made from the finest ingredients. Patty Rothman creates one-of-a-kind flavor combinations with the perfect frostings, and garnishes good enough to eat on their own. Your cupcake is waiting!
          • Downtown Dogs – Enjoy a delicious and classic Chicago Style Hot Dog just a block off the Magnificent Mile. Learn how we “drag it through the garden” here in Chicago, without the ketchup.
          • Billy Goat Tavern Grill – Originally established in 1934, this tavern became nationally famous when it inspired Saturday Night Live's, ‘Cheezeborger, cheezeborger, cheezeborger!' skit starring John Belushi, Dan Akroid and Bill Murray. Since then, this Chicago institution underneath Michigan Avenue has been visited over the years by the likes of Mike Royko, Julia Child, Bill Murray and Anthony Bourdain.
          • Fannie May – Enjoy a tasting of several chocolates here at Fannie May, and find out why they've been a Chicago favorite and household name for over 90 years.

          Be sure to come hungry!

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          The Original 1893 Chicago World's Fair Food Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $78

          Get a glimpse of what Chicago life was like in 1893 — the year the Chicago World's Fair came to town — on this deliciously entertaining, small-group walking tour. Led by a costumed actress playing Bertha Palmer, a socialite and philanthropist who was a Chicago celebrity at the turn of the 20th century, the tour will include sightseeing, five samples of local dishes, and Bertha Palmer's “memories” of the World's Fair.

          Enjoy a perspective on Chicago like no other on this unique, 3.5-hour food and walking tour. The small-group tour aims to immerse you in the milieu of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair — when more than 27 million people came to town to see 65,000 different exhibits — and you'll be guided around the local sights by an actress playing Bertha Palmer, known as “Chicago's Gold Coast Queen.”

          Convene with Bertha at The Cliff Dweller's Club, and be sure to come hungry: included in the ticket price are samples of five favorite local dishes, which together add up to a satisfying meal.

          The tour begins within The Cliff Dweller's Club, a private members' club that offers beautiful views of the city. Enjoy a meal and sample the famous Burnham pie (available in cherry, peach, blueberry, or apple) while Bertha regales you with stories about the Chicago World's Fair.

          From there, you'll visit four other Chicago landmarks: the Palmer House Hotel, where you'll indulge in a chocolate dessert inspired by Bertha Palmer herself; The Century Room, where root beer and another food surprise will be the order of the day; the Chicago Pedway, a network of tunnels and bridges where you can enjoy a popcorn snack; and The Pittsfield Building, where beautiful architecture will be paired with a Chicago-style hot dog, a dish that made its debut at the Chicago World's Fair.

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          Chicago Tastes of Chinatown Walking Food Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $59
          Discover the delicious and multi-regional cuisine of China without leaving Chicago. With a 3-hour guided walking tour, explore the complex layers of Chinese culture and its extensive contribution to both Chicago and the world. Remove language barriers through food and sample your way through a variety of Chinatown's best restaurants and well-kept secrets. Tour includes all food and drink samples and is conducted in a shared group.

          Meet your guide just steps from the iconic Chinatown gate to begin your tour. First, start with some yummy dim sum dumplings. Next, try a unique and delicious spicy meat sandwich from the Xi'an region. Then stroll through charming Chinatown Square with its ethnic grocery stores and souvenir shops. Sample succulent Beijing duck followed by the famous Szechuan hot pot. Next, it's time for dessert: buttery custard tarts from Chinatown's oldest bakery. After dessert, refresh and rejuvenate with traditional Chinese tea.

          You'll explore numerous regions of China by way of your palate, but only have walked a few blocks on this delicious tour of one of Chicago's most fascinating neighborhoods. This is a shared tour; your group will be accompanied by other parties. Tour ends at the same location as departure at approximately 7pm.

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          Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Chicago

          Food Tours Chicago
          $60
          Medieval Times invites you to travel back to the 11th Century. Set within an 11th Century European-style castle that includes interior displays of medieval artifacts, coats of arms from prestigious Spanish families and spectacular shining suits of armor you'll feel as if you're been transported back in time. You'll treated to a one-of-a-kind dinner experience hosted by King Carlos and Princess Catalina that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

          Witness an amazing show that presents a rousing live jousting tournament and classic sword fights. Marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. Seated in the castle's climate controlled Grand Ceremonial Arena, where after receiving colored crowns, you'll cheer for one of six knights (donning matching colored tunics) who chivalrously vie for the honor of King's Champion.

          With so much excitement, you'll build up an appetite. The castle's serfs and wenches will serve a delicious “hands-on” medieval-style four-course meal that includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, oven roasted chicken, herb-basted potato, corn cobbette, pastry of the castle, coffee and non-alcoholic beverages. For vegan lovers, there is a delectable vegetarian option. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests.

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          Valentine's Day Buffet Dinner Cruise

          Food Tours Chicago
          $122
          Your most memorable Valentine's Day yet is waiting on the water, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard Spirit of Chicago for dinner.  Stunning skyline views, inspired cuisine and an experience unlike any other all make for the perfect celebration of love. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain, and Soldier Field, then fill your belly with a bountiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Continue the celebration with a live DJ, who will mix up a selection of dance favorites.

          Make your way to Navy Pier, and step aboard the Spirit for a romantic evening. You'll dance, dine, and celebrate during this beautiful 3-hour cruise along the shores of Lake Michigan, enjoying amazing Windy City skyline views along the way.

          Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you cruise, then sit down to an all-you-can-eat buffet that includes salads, pastas, gourmet entrees from a carving station, and an amazing spread of desserts. 

          Following the meal, head to the dance floor to join a top DJ for the evening's party, grooving with the backdrop of the Chicago skyline. This 3-hour cruise concludes at the original departure point.

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          Chicago Odyssey Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

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          $149
          Your most memorable Valentine's Day yet is waiting on the water, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard the Odyssey for dinner.
          Take a romantic 3 hour gourmet dinner cruise on a high-end luxury yacht with the stunning skyline of Chicago as your backdrop. Climb aboard your recently renovated vessel, featuring a sumptuously-appointed rooftop lounge and stylish interior design, for your cruise along Lake Michigan. Then sit down for a 3-course dinner, informed by some of the world's top celebrity chefs and composed of fresh ingredients cooked right onboard. After dinner, enjoy coffee and tea, captivating views of Chicago landmarks such as the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower and John Hancock building, plus musical entertainment provided by the onboard DJ.

          Spend an exceptional evening cruising the shoreline of Chicago onboard a luxury yacht, admiring the city's striking architecture as you enjoy a gourmet, 3-course dinner. It's an experience unlike any other and the perfect venue to celebrate love with your special someone.

          Make your way to Navy Pier on the evening of your cruise, making sure to dress to impress for this festive evening. As you make your way through this famous entertainment complex, enjoy the bustling mix of pedestrians, street performers, and lakeshore views found at this famous pier.

          Then step onboard your yacht to begin your unforgettable evening. You'll have your picture taken by the ship photographer to help capture the moment. Then follow your host as you're whisked to your table for your meal. The servers will introduce themselves and offer you the chance to decide how you'd like them to pace your meal.

          Musical entertainment is provided by the onboard DJ, who will keep things lively with a mix that covers everything from classic jazz to more contemporary hits.

          When you have a few moments, make sure to explore the ship's luxurious design and amenities. Ranging from the temperature-controlled dining area to the observation deck, you're sure to notice the vessel's attention to detail and unique art-deco interior accents, most of which pay homage to the classic ocean liners of yesteryear. Make sure to also stop by the Captain's bridge, an area that's open to all guests for the majority of the cruise.

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          River North and Streeterville 2.5-Hour Food and Walking Tour in Chicago

          Food Tours Chicago
          $55
          Experience 5 “Chicago-Style” iconic dishes in this 2.5-hour tour from the famous restaurants that perfected them in downtown Chicago. The hustle and bustle of Chicago can be intimidating, but relax as an expert guide teaches your small-group the ins and outs of River North and Streeterville. Eating the best foods usually comes with a price of long lines and waits, but not here! Enjoy skip-the-line access on this culinary adventure with a small-group tour.

          An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the busy River North and Streeterville neighborhoods, as you discover the diverse history, architecture, and culture of downtown Chicago. Stroll through the main streets of Chicago which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops, and art galleries. Crossover Michigan Avenue and enjoy the majesty of the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower. 

          Tasting Locations:

          Lou Malnati's
          Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is regarded as the best in the city.

          Al's Beef
          The history of Al's #1 Italian Beef Restaurants dates back to 1938. Al's founder Chris Pacelli, started a neighborhood beef stand in Chicago's “Little Italy” neighborhood.

          Portillo's Hot Dogs
          The famed Portillo's was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. After returning from serving in the Marines, opened a humble hot dog stand.

          Garrett Popcorn
          Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett's Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

          Copper Fox
          From Florence to Chicago, Chef Courtney's passion for food is contagious as he serves up delicious comfort foods with a creative twist in this modern american gastropub.
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          Best in Chow: Chicago River North Food Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $57

          Learn the meaning of “Chicago-Style” on this 2.5 or 3-hour tour (depending on the season) as you experience 6 iconic dishes from the famous restaurants that perfected them in downtown Chicago. The hustle and bustle of Chicago can be intimidating; relax as an expert guide teaches you the ins and outs of River North & Streeterville. The tour departs at 11:00am and is the only experience where you can taste all of the iconic Chicago-style dishes in just 2.5 or 3 hours! Eating the best foods usually comes with a price of long lines and waits - not here! Enjoy VIP access and skip the lines on this culinary adventure!

          An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the busy River North and Streeterville neighborhoods, as you discover the diverse history, architecture and culture of downtown Chicago on this 2.5 or 3-hour tour, depending on the season. Stroll through the main streets of Chicago which house a wonderful concentration of museums, restaurants and historic landmarks uniquely mixed with modern architecture, shops and art galleries. You'll cross over Michigan Avenue and enjoy the majesty of the Magnificent Mile with historic landmarks including the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, the Chicago Water Tower.  The duration of the tour is 2.5 hours during the winter months, December-March.

          Tasting Locations:

          Lou Malnati's
          Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati's iconic Chicago-Style Deep Dish pizza is regarded as the best in the city. Taste it for yourself!

          Al's Beef
          The history of Al's #1 Italian Beef Restaurants dates back to 1938. Al's founder Chris Pacelli, started a neighborhood beef stand in Chicago's “Little Italy” neighborhood.

          Portillo's Hot Dogs
          The famed Portillo's was founded in 1963 by Dick Portillo. After returning from serving in the Marines, Dick (with help from his brother Frank) opened a humble hot dog stand.

          Garrett Popcorn
          Savor the popcorn recipes that were born out of a family competition and carried over from the Garrett's Milwaukee home to their first Chicago shop in 1949.

          Copper Fox
          Warm, earth-toned space with art deco flourishes presenting an inspired menu of New American dishes.
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          Gateway to Chicago's West Loop Food Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $80

          Traverse Chicago's hottest foodie neighborhood as you taste foods from award winning chefs & learn about West Loop's restaurant revolution. Once strictly an industrial area, the West Loop has transformed into Chicago's dining epicenter. The offerings are varied, from sleek Japanese restaurants to some of the best pizza in the city, and plenty of fine dining spots to boot. You'll be introduced to several of these all in under 3 hours. It's the perfect mix of unique foods and Chicago classics to satisfy locals and visitors.

          An expert guide helps you to easily navigate the exciting West Loop neighborhood as you discover the diverse history, architecture and culture of the area in this 3 hour tour. 

          Tasting Locations:

          Urban Belly: Functional eatery whipping up hearty Asian fusion grub from Chef Bill Kim.

          Bonci: Rome-based Italian import selling scissor-cut slices featuring distinctive toppings.

          Nonna's: Sister to Formento's restaurant, this counter-serve has subs & salads plus house wines & sauces.

          Kumas: Famous burgers, specialty mac & cheese, and local beers.

          Cemita's Puebla: A family-owned Mexican spot that prides itself on specializing in Poblano foods, such as the Cemita sandwich. 

          Do-Rite Donuts: Chef & co-owner, Francisco uses his Michelin restaurant experience to creates artisanal donuts in unusual flavors.

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          Breakfast in the Sky: Early Access to Skydeck of Willis Tower in Chicago

          Food Tours Chicago
          $147
          Start your day with a breathtaking view of Chicago and a hearty breakfast on a glass-enclosed balcony 103 stories up! Ascend to the Skydeck of Willis Tower, the tallest building in the western hemisphere, and take your seat at a breakfast table 1,353 feet (412 meters) above the ground. Choose from five full breakfast menus and savor your meal for a leisurely 1.5 hours before the tower's Skydeck opens to the public. Afterward, browse the Skydeck's interactive exhibits about Chicago's history and culture. This awe-inspiring experience is perfect for both first-time and return visitors alike!

          Note: You must add your breakfast selection at time of checkout in the special requirement field.

          At Chicago's Willis Tower, ride an elevator 103 stories up to the Skydeck before it opens to the public. You'll be escorted out to the Ledge, a series of four glass-enclosed balconies 1,353 feet (412 meters) above the ground. Take a seat at your table in one of the balconies and marvel at the phenomenal views of the Chicago skyline. Capture your share of photos from your incredible vantage point in the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

          Indulge in your choice of five hearty breakfasts packed with pastries, fruits and eggs (see Itinerary for sample menu), enjoying your meal during a leisurely 1.5 hours. Feel like royalty as you survey the hustle and bustle of the city far below.

          After your amazing breakfast in the sky, browse the many interactive exhibits on the Skydeck. Watch a short film about Chicago's rich architectural heritage, learn about the city's history and culture through a trivia game, and admire the mesmerizing views until you're ready to go back down and continue exploring the city.

          Note: Please make your breakfast selection at time of checkout.

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          Willis Tower Skydeck Dinner

          Food Tours Chicago
          $118
          Enjoy a VIP dinner at Chicago's Skydeck where you get breathtaking views of the city. Located in the Willis Tower, the Skydeck perches 1,353 feet (412 meters). Your evening includes your choice of a customized Chicago famous deep-dish pizza. You get exclusive access to the Skydeck after it is closed to the public, perfect for a special occasion with visitors and locals alike.

          You must specify the menu selection in "special requirements" at checkout for each person. See options below. If menu choices are not provided each guest will receive a defaulted option.

          Ride the elevator up to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower to reach the Skydeck, enjoying exclusive access to this landmark attraction after it closes to the public at a breathtaking 1,353 feet (412 meters) above the ground.

          Your table is situated for incredible views of Chicago are visible all around you. Get great photography opportunities of the city's nighttime glow from your birds-eye vantage point in the famous skyscraper.

          You have a choice of a pizza customized meal, made to your liking. This pizza option features your favorite combination of toppings on a hearty deep-dish pizza, accompanied by a selection of salads, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.

          Please see the sample menu under Itinerary below.

          After a memorable 2-hour dining experience, hop back in the elevator to return to the city below.

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          Willis Tower Skydeck Lunch

          Food Tours Chicago
          $95
          Enjoy world famous Chicago style pizza at Willis Tower VIP Style, 99 floors up!

          Float above the clouds and the magnificent skyline of Chicago as you enjoy lunch on the 99th floor of Willis Tower Skydeck.

          Start your lunch at 12:00pm, riding the elevator ever-higher to this restaurant in the Willis Tower. Find your table, conveniently placed to offer optimal views of the Chicago landscape in every direction. Photographers are sure to find a great shot of the sublime views from this unique vantage point.
          Then dig into your personalized meal cooked to your specifications. The pizza option offers a mouth-watering selection of toppings on Chicago deep-dish style pizza, along with a choice of delicious salads, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert.

          After lunch, head up to the 103rd floor to experience The Ledge, our glass floored balconies.

          For a full list of menu options, check the Itinerary section below

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          Factories to Calories Fulton Market Food Tour

          Food Tours Coyne Center
          $47
          Discover the history and dramatic transformations of this industrial-to-chic neighborhood while sampling delicious gourmet foods.

          Discover the dramatic transformations of Chicago's most rapidly booming neighborhood on this walking tour. Over the course of this two-hour excursion, you'll get a glimpse of Fulton Market's meatpacking past and enjoy a taste of its gourmand present.

          We call our Fulton Market food tour the “Factories to Calories” tour because of the area's shift from a place of production of appliances, furniture and meat products to a hub of consumption of food and drink. The walking tour starts with a grand view to see the train and highway systems that made Fulton Market into a vital industrial and meatpacking district throughout much of the 1900s.

          From there, we're off on a one-mile jaunt through a neighborhood defined by change. As recently as the 1980's and 90's, Fulton Market was home to underground parties, drug busts, and low-rent art galleries. Today instead, you will find high-end retailers and offices of massive corporations like Google and McDonald's among historic architecture.

          Fulton Market Tour Highlights
          -A grand view of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings
          -Redeveloped meatpacking facilities, now trendy restaurants
          -A giant cold storage facility, now Google offices
          -“Gourmet Food Trend Row”
          -The striking art deco Richter Foods building
          -Hidden clues in the landscape tied to the meatpacking past

          Walking Tour Stories and Ideas
          -Chicago's meatpacking history and the role of Fulton Market
          -Impact of transportation infrastructure on neighborhood identity
          -The industrial neighborhood disappearing before our eyes
          -Family businesses and traditions
          -Urban renewal and redevelopment
          -Labor history and the Haymarket Affair

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          Culinary Tour - Chicago's Little India

          Food Tours Chicago
          $65
          Explore Chicago's Little India on a 2.5 hour tour led by a trained chef with Indian roots. Learn her culinary secrets while sampling the authentic flavors of India. Visit food markets brimming with turmeric, cardamom and curry leaves. Enjoy snack shops and emporiums in one of Chicago's most dynamic commercial districts.

          • Embark on a food-focused adventure on a 2.5 hour walking tour of Chicago's Little India
          • Hunt for spices at the original location of Patel Brothers, America's largest Indian food retailer
          • Visit a local food market to learn about curry leaves, coconut oil, and jackfruit
          • Sample flaky samosa, mango lassi, and other full-flavored Indian specialties at a beloved snack shop
          • Delight in authentic chai served with snacks at a local sweet shop
          • Peruse a specialty cookware store with equipment for making roti, fresh coconut milk, and  spice blends
          • Enter an enchanting emporium with imports carefully selected from across India
          • Build a deeper understanding of Indian food and culture and gain the confidence to explore Indian enclaves and restaurants on your own
          • Leave with copies of the tour guide's favorite family recipes and all of her culinary secrets

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          Eat and Explore Tour in Chicago's Lincoln Square

          Food Tours Chicago
          $65
          Tickle your taste buds on a 2.5 hour walking tour of Lincoln Square, one of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods. Enjoy generous tastings at 4 specialty food stores that attract foodies from across the city. Go behind-the-scenes at the country's largest recreational cooking school. Visit last work by famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan and learn about the history and culture of Chicago's German immigrants.

          Embark on a 2.5 hour guided-tour of Lincoln Square, a neighborhood beloved for its European charm:

          - Enjoy generous tastings at Gene's Sausage Shop and Delicatessen Savory Spice Shop, VomFass, and Augusta Food and Wine
          - Visit The Chopping Block, the country's largest recreational cooking school
          - Celebrate the history and culture of Chicago's German immigrants and explore the indelible mark they left in Lincoln Square
          - Learn about last work by famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, Krause Music Store
          - Discover what Lincoln Square has to offer food lovers
          - Tours provide a personalized experience with 15 participants or less
          - Tours are guided by a long-time resident of Lincoln Square
           - All tasting are included in the price of the tour ticket
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          Small-Group Chicago Loop Food Walking Tour

          Food Tours Chicago
          $56
          Join this 3-hour tour of Chicago's food scene, and see what sets this friendly mid-western metropolis apart. On this 12 person maximum walking tour of the 'Chicago Loop', a local guide will share with you some hidden gems and great stories about the city. Taste where the world-famous dipped Italian beef sandwich was invented, try some of the best deep dish pizza, and of course, a classic Chicago hot dog. Be shown how important the immigrants that built this town are to the food scene.

          Meet your guide at Gino's East Pizzeria in late morning. Begin with Chicago's most famous foods and one that sets Chicago apart from New York, the deep dish pizza, a marvel of both taste and engineering that is cooked 'upside down' for 45-minutes on a oven.

          Next, head out for another classic Chicago food, the Italian beef sandwich. There are lots of ways to order a 'beef', this one will be sweet, hot and dipped, just as the locals do it!

          Next up is one more icon, the Chicago dog. After this, you will not only be able to name the seven essential toppings on a Chicago dog, but also recognize which immigrant group contributed to each ingredient.

          Prohibition famously helped the ascension of Al Capone's bootlegging, machine-gunning empire here in Chicago. Stop in an 1898-founded bar and restaurant that went it through the dry times serving near-beer.

          Many cities boast about their public art. But how many have a Marc Chagall, a Miro and a Picasso sculpture on show within three blocks of one another? Stop here for photos and a short chat regarding them.

          Next up could be a sweet and salty 'secret food' beloved by Chicago commoners and celebrities alike.

          Take out your cameras for the following leg of your journey through Millennium Park, with many selfie-worthy stops, including the famous reflective 'Cloud Gate' sculpture, otherwise referred to as 'The Bean.'

          The Food:

          • Traditional deep dish Chicago pizza
          • Original Italian beef sandwich
          • Chicago dog
          • A delicious sweet-and-salty 'mystery dish'
          Drinks:
          • Root beer from a Prohibition-era recipe
          • Water

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          Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

          Food Tours Chicago
          $32
          Rock your senses with a prix-fixe menu at the Chicago Hard Rock Cafe. Classic American cooking comes to the heart of the Windy City, where you'll enjoy a 2- or 3-course meal with your choice of theme. Each option comes with a drink (coffee, tea or soda) and dessert. Expect entrees like the classic cheeseburger, a half-rack of hickory-smoked ribs, salmon, steak and even some vegetarian options. Love All - Serve All!

          Back in 1971, Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton opened the first Hard Rock Cafe in London. Their landlord didn't think they could pull it off, so he granted them a three-month lease.

          How wrong that landlord was. Today, the franchise - which includes cafes, casinos and hotels - can be found in more than 63 countries. The franchise owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, and you can see it on display at its locations around the globe.

          Enjoy a prix-fixe menu at the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago, Illinois. Each meal comes with a dessert and your choice of tea, coffee or soda. See the Sample Menu below for entrée options.

          ACOUSTIC

          • Main entrée: Choice of any Hard Rock signature burger, hickory smokehouse sandwich or Texan, entrée salad or sandwich from the menu*
          • Choice of soft drink, coffee or tea
          • Chef's Dessert
          *Restrictions apply
           
          ELECTRIC
          Choice of main course, soft drink and dessert:
          • Steak, chicken or shrimp fajitas
          • Grilled salmon
          • Any Hard Rock signature burger or sandwich
          • Smokehouse hickory chicken, ribs or duo platter
          • Twisted Mac, chicken and cheese
          Please note: menu items are subject to change without notice.